After just over a month at the helm, Bray Wanderers’ caretaker manager Maciej Tarnogrodzki has stepped away from his post.
After taking over from Alan Mathews, Tarnogrodzki looked to be lifting Bray out of the mire they were in back at the beginning of April but recent results have sent the Seagulls backwards yet again.
A statement released this afternoon by Bray states that he ‘has asked for time out to reflect’ before going onto say that ‘we hope to have him back in action with the club in the near future.’
Previous to this, the statement makes reference to the fact that Tarnogrodzki was initially ‘reluctant to take on the role,’ only agreeing to ‘3 matches or 4 at the maximum.’
The Seagulls must now begin the hunt for a third manager in just eleven games as well as aim to halt a three-game losing streak which has seen the Wicklow club concede 16 goals.
The full statement released by Bray Wanderers this afternoon:
“The Club wish to sincerely thank Maciej Tarnogrodzki for taking on the responsibility of Caretaker First team manager from April 1st.
“He took on the role at a moment’s notice and with his backroom team of Thomas O’Connor and James Quinn steered the team to its first goals and points of the season. Indeed when the season ends the 7 points he earned may well prove to be invaluable.
“Maciej was reluctant to take on the role and initially only agreed to 3 matches or 4 at maximum. The process of getting a new Manager in place took longer than expected and the Club prevailed on Maciej and his team to continue indefinitely. This he agreed to but pointed out the risks involved in the post and that Caretaker Managers have in reality a very short life span.
“That recent results did not go his way are far from a reflection on Maciej – rather a reflection on us in not getting a new Manager in place. However, Maciej does not apportion blame – he just wants the Club to be successful.
“Throughout this process he has been an excellent Ambassador for the club. He has carried out his duties in a professional manner at all times.
“Maciej has asked for time out to reflect – and of course he has earned that. We hope to have him back in action with the Club in the near future.
“Apart from his time with our U-19 Squad we will always remember Maciej for taking on this assignment – and he will always be part of the good history of Bray Wanderers FC.”
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena